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IDF Weapons Set

Skunkmodels Workshop, 1/72 scale

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Item No. Skunkmodels Workshop item no. SW72001 - IDF Weapons Set
Contents and Media: Grey and clear plastic parts; markings for all weapons.
Scale 1/48
Price: USD$9.99 plus shipping available online from Lucky Model
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Exceptional detail; complete decal markings for each weapon
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: An excellent addition for small scale Israeli modern aircraft kits

Reviewed by Andrew Steinbeck


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FirstLook

 

Skunkmodels Workshop debut 1/72 scale release is a set of modern weapons and pods as carried by Israeli aircraft and other air arms. Six different weapons or pods are covered by this set and sufficient parts are provided to make four of each.

 

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  • Skunkmodels Workshop 1/72 scale IDF Weapons Review by Andrew Steinbeck: Image
  • Skunkmodels Workshop 1/72 scale IDF Weapons Review by Andrew Steinbeck: Image
  • Skunkmodels Workshop 1/72 scale IDF Weapons Review by Andrew Steinbeck: Image
  • Skunkmodels Workshop 1/72 scale IDF Weapons Review by Andrew Steinbeck: Image
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These weapons/pods are:

  • AGM-142 Popeye air-ground missile

  • Rafael Spice guided bomb

  • IMI Delilah air-ground missile

  • Python 4 air-air missile

  • AN/AXQ-14 datalink pod

  • AN/AAQ-28 Litening targeting pod

The end-opening box contains twelve sprues of parts in a plastic bag; they are moulded in a pale grey plastic and have fine engraved and raised detail. The bodies, wings and fins are finely moulded, with the thinness of the aerofoils especially commendable.

Clear exploded diagrams on the single-paged A4 instruction sheet help the modeller to assemble the weapons or pods. Diagrams of the correct angle at which to fix the missile or bomb’s wings are also provided in the instructions.

 

 

Instructions for painting and decaling are catered for on the reverse of the box, with Federal Standard colour and Gunze Sangyo Mr. Color cross-reference being the only guide as to which paints should be used.

 

 

Decals for all the weapons are provided on two small sheets and look thin with minimal carrier film.

 

 

Conclusion

 

It is great to see Skunkmodels release this set in 1/72 scale, having previously provided the weapons in 1/48. While some of the weapons or pods in this set may have been produced in the past by aftermarket resin companies, this is the first time that they can be found in one injection-moulded set. Skunkmodels have made it much easier for aircraft modellers to equip a wide range of modern aircraft with these Israeli weapons and it’s to be hoped that the range of modern weapon sets from Skunkmodels continues to grow.

Thanks to Lucky Model for the samples


Review Text Copyright © 2010 by Andrew Steinbeck
Images Copyright 2010 by Brett Green
Page Created 2 March, 2010
Last updated 2 March, 2010

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